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I am getting a reptile and i dont know whick one?my friend has got a iguana and he says they are to expensive for a 13year old to look after.so he recomended geckos or chameleons.if gecko what sort like leopard,and if chameleon which type like jackson's chameleon or yemen chameleon??
 

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chamelions can also be hard to look after so for a first time reptile i would go for a gecko as they are easier to look after, and not as exspensive, good luck in whatever u decide
 

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I voted gecko aswell. :lol: I think they're cute :lol:
 

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Leopard geckos are the best pet for anyone, beginner or advanced. They have so much character :)

Chameleons are quite specialist and are easily stressed and hard to look after. They need high humidity and can be quite nasty if not handled regularly.
 

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i would say leo gecko. easier to care for, less expensive and can interact with them more.
 

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my chams bit me twice and it really hurt, its took alot of effort to get him to be friendlier and even still he likes to be left alone.
saying that my gecko hates being handled, think she was incubation with high temps for fast hatching, she's terrible.

fat tailed geckos are nice, remember there is so much choice with geckos, u can get good for handling geckos like leo's or fat tailed or u can get golden geckos and other sticky toed ones which are good fun to watch.
 

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I agree with others, geckos are the better starter lizard, chameleans are specialised and dont tolerate incorrect conditions.
 

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i think i will get a gecko,leopard gecko i think if i get the vivarium i want the dimentions will be LENGTH 84” x HEIGHT 45” x DEPTH 20.5” is that ok for 1 or 2 leopard geckos?plus i was wondering,my mum says its not good for my budgies and cockatiels to be in the same room as my soon to be geckos,is this true?
 

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are those measurements in inches or cm's? if they're inches that huge, nearly four feet tall?, if cm's it would be ok for 2-3 geckos, and i have a budgie in the same room as all my reps, i think shes trying to dissuade you.
 

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my budgie (now on its own) tolerates he reptiles, as does my cockatiel. my cats also paw at the vivs and sit on them all the time and none of the reptiles sem that bothered, except the snake strikes at them sometimes lol.

my budgie is now on its own cuz it killed the other one the other day. dont know why but its been puffed up funny for well over a week, strange budgie lol
 

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inchs,is that too big for 1-2 geckos?also its got 3 little compartments for live food and other small reptiles!

EDIT:sorry double post.
 

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are u sure its that big? 80+ inches in length is massive.
 

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its on ebay here is the whole of the writing including pics:

Very large Hand Built Vivarium with power sun bulb for sale

Dimensions

LENGTH 2110mm x HEIGHT 1150mm x DEPTH 530mm OR

LENGTH 84” x HEIGHT 45” x DEPTH 20.5”



Built this Vivarium about four years ago when was breeding bearded dragons but now reduced collection to a few and now have breeding pair of German Giants instead, (space in new home insistedL.

As can been seen it would make the perfect XMAS Present for a very large lizard/snake with room on the top for housing other reptiles or animals.

The top section can be split into smaller compartments just by using one of the dividers as a template and cutting more, or used as on large one to house infants or other animals. Can be used to house snakes but some MINOR mods to the lid will be needed to allow it to be escape proof.

The powersun bulb was replaced 3 months ago, it is a 160watt bulb with a life span of around 10,000 hrs.

E.S. (screw in not push and turn) fitting hence will require a ceramic holder which I will supply free with the bulb as well as the aluminium reflector now that have one spare.

The bulb is now way too large for my new setup and on its own cost £50 but would like to see it get some use instead of sitting on the shelf. See link below for bulb info.

Bulb = http://www.livefoods.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=126

Ceramic holder = http://www.livefoods.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=133

Due to its unusual size collection would be preferred but a van is available for local delivery a small fee would be arranged as van is not mine

Please email me any questions/locations first as need to arrange costs and times with driver

Happy Bidding and Thanks for looking

here are the pics:





 

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That is MASSIVE for 2 leos..... a 36"x18"x18" would be plenty big enough for 2, as long as they were females.

Personally, I wuold buy a smaller one, and spend the money you have saved on proper equipment (especially a thermostat!)

I would suggest reading all the info on Paulines site, www.thegeckospot.com

It's a very good site with everything you need to know to look after geckos well.

Hope that's helpful!

Emma xXx
 

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its all glass aswell, not a big fan of these as they tend to overheat and dont look as nice either in my opinion.
 

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You could house a whole colonie in there!!! LOL
I would say, get a smaller one and get some gecko's or get that viv and get something like a waterdragon or a beardie?
 

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I am only allowed geckos i think?could anyone point me in the direction of a good vivarium or terrarium on ebay or in a online reptile shop?
 
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